HP announced two new Chrome OS notebooks, with the HP Chromebook x360 14c featuring the high end and the HP Chromebook 11a featuring the low end. The Chromebook x360 14c, which will be HP’s most popular consumer to date, will be launched this month, and the company says the style and details of the product come from its x360 Windows laptop.
The HP Chromebook x360 14c features an ultra-thin case, a metal keyboard and cover, plus a slender bezel, and an 88% screen-to-body ratio. The display features a 14-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen with Gorilla Glass NBT. Inside, there will be an Intel Pentium Gold 6405U, Core i3-10110U or Core i5 processor with up to 8GB of memory. The eMMC with up to 128GB of storage is available, along with Intel UHD graphics and Bang and Olufsen dual speaker audio. Connection features include WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, as well as two overspeed USB-C, a overspeed USB Type-A and a headphone/microphone combo jack.
HP also offers a fingerprint reader and a high-definition webcam with a privacy switch. There is also a microSD reader. The HP Chromebook x360 14c built-in 60.9 Wh lithium-ion battery with a life of up to 13.5 hours and comes with a 45W USB-C charger that can charge from 0 to 90 percent in about 90 minutes. The HP Chromebook x360 14c is 17.95mm thick and weighs about 3.5lbs. HP says the Chromebook x360 14c will go on sale later this month, starting at $499.
HP also released the Chromebook 11a today, which will be launched this month for $219 and weighs 2.99 pounds. The Chromebook 11a has 11.6-inch HD display with touch screen options, using Intel’s Celeron N3350 processor with 4GB of memory. There is 32GB of eMMC storage with Intel 500 HD graphics, And Chromebook 11a supports 802.11ac (2x) and Bluetooth 4.2. The Chromebook 11a display has an HD webcam above it, and an HDMI port for connecting the external screen. Other ports include two overspeed USB-Cs, two overspeed USB Type-A, microSD, and a headset/microphone combination. HP says the Chromebook 11a’s built-in 47Wh lithium-ion battery offers up to 13 hours of battery life.